Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Healing History: An African-American Perspective with John W. Franklin

John W. Franklin is the Senior Manager in the Office of External Affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian. He is a specialist in the history and traditions of communities of the African Diaspora. His work for the National Museum of African American History and Culture allows him to look at parallel stories of slavery and freedom in all of the Americas, as well as its impact on Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has worked on African American and African Diaspora programs for the past 29 years at the Smithsonian. He also edited My Life and an Era: the Autobiography of Buck Colbert Franklin and documentary film Tutu & Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace with his father, John Hope Franklin.

Mr. Franklin will be facilitating Just Governance for Human Security's workshop on Healing History: An African-American Experience.

John W. Franklin, B.A. (1973) Stanford University. Research specialties: Cultural change in French-speaking West Africa and the Caribbean, African Diaspora studies, Cape Verde and Cape Verdian Americans, multicultural perspectives in cultural institutions, African American history and culture in U.S. museums.


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